• Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Stewart & Stevenson Professor II
  • Director, Bioinnovation Master’s of Engineering Program
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D. and M.D., Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University – 1999

Research Interests

  • Research areas: Cardiovascular biomechanics, cell and molecular biomechanics, medical devices

    Dr. John C. Criscione’s research focuses on how mechanics — the study of force and motion in matter — applies to the biology of the heart and how to utilize such knowledge to obtain better clinical outcomes. Toward this end, state-of-the-art modeling tools are essential for representing the mechanical behavior of biological tissues, and Criscione has made fundamental contributions to the non-linear field theories of mechanics.

    In order to translate research discoveries into therapies for heart failure,  Criscione is an active inventor and entrepreneur. As a founder of CorInnova, an early stage medical device company, he has firsthand knowledge of the medical device industry — experiences that he uses to guide his research and teaching in the research, development, design and regulation of medical technologies.